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England abandons care in the community for the mentally ill

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1611
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The abandonment of care in the community for people with mental illness as it has operated in England for more than 20 years was signalled in parliament this week by the health secretary, Frank Dobson.

    A new mental health strategy will entail the close supervision of patients with mental illness either in …

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